Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web.
Search Engine Roundtable Stories:
- Google Product Search Adds New Categories
The Google Base Blog announces new updates to Google Product Search. The post explains that the product_type attribute has been added and should apply the category and values from the taxonomy listed here. Further, the blog post states more about the taxonomy: The Google product taxonomy is a tree of categories that describe product families, with verticals (Electronics, Home & Garden, etc.) at the highest level, followed by more specific product families or products within
- If You Could Ask Google Anything about AdWords, What Would You Ask?
So, your Google AdWords rep invites you to spend the day at Google for optimization tips and tricks. What would you do if you had that opportunity? What would you ask Google? Most forum members are concerned most about the Quality Score. One forum member poses that the following question be asked: Ask them for specific, concrete examples of what factors and strategies have a direct impact on improving the various quality scores in your
- Why Doesn't Google Like WordPress Blogs?
There is a discussion on Sphinn about WordPress, probably one of the biggest blog platforms on the Internets, and meanwhile, it doesn't even rank in the top 10 for "blog" or "create a blog." Does Google not like WordPress since it's a competitor to their Blogger platform? Well, some individuals would say this, but I think the person who submitted the story was a bit short-sighted in that it really relates to how the site
- Church SEO: Getting Religious Links
Raise your hand if you're a religious SEO. I'm sure you've faced battles and challenges that were hard to overcome, especially since your site is religious in nature and the traffic and links don't appear to be there -- for now. Interestingly enough, a webmaster has just built his church-oriented website and is upset that he can't get the traffic for it. I'd argue (and other forum members already did) that traffic is not the
- Which Is Your Worst Performing Google AdSense Unit?
A WebmasterWorld thread is bashing the video Google AdSense unit. Many AdSense publishers call this unit earn nothing or next to nothing with this unit. The question is, is the forum bias or is it true? Please do comment below but also take our poll. Which Google AdSense unit is the worst performing unit you are running? I left out referrals because those have been discontinued. Looking forward to the responses. Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.
- How To Handle Redirecting default.asp in IIS? Duplicate Content
A Google Groups thread has discussion from SEOs and a Googler on the topic of removing the default.asp from your web site, through a redirect method on an IIS server. What is the typical issue with IIS servers and redirecting? As the thread creator said: I just realized that I have a different page rank for www.mywebsite.com and for www.mywebsite.com/default.asp. I would like to combine them into only one: www.mywebsite.com From my default.asp page (wich
- Google AdSense Testing Coupon Ads?
Yesterday we reported about a new type of Google AdSense ad. I wasn't sure if it was new, and even one commentator added another option, that the ad could be an image ad. In any event, today, I spotted a unique type of ad via DigitalPoint Forums. The ad seems to be a Google AdSense ad, but it looks like a specialized coupon formatted ad. Here is a picture of the ad: Now, this too
- What Type of Degree Is Best for an SEO or SEM?
A HighRankings Forum thread asks which type of degree should a person looking to go into SEO or SEM pursue? The logical answers, at least to me, would be either marketing, programming, maybe math or statistics. Copy editors might want to get an English degree. But core SEOs or SEMs, what would be the best degree for them? Here is a poll, please vote on it, and you can select multiple: Forum discussion at HighRankings
Other Great Search Forum Threads:
- Google Directory Submission Update Part 2, Sphinn
- AdWords API Java Client Library Updated (v2.2.0) includes v13, Google Groups
- BIG Google Serp Shake up???, DigitalPoint Forums
- Google and Your Brain, WebmasterWorld
- Lisa Barone Blogs Again ... At Last!, Sphinn
- Recap of the "Scary SEO" mini conference, Sphinn
- Twitter Could Start Charging for Premium Services, WebmasterWorld
- What To Do About Currencies?, HighRankings Forums